There’s little better than a freshly home baked loaf of bread, especially along side a comforting bowl of soup! Irish soda bread is a super simple homemade bread and this cheddar and rosemary irish soda bread goes perfectly with a bowl of corned beef and cabbage soup. Soda bread is as easy to make as mixing flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk into a dough, shaping it into a loaf and then baking it until it’s lightly golden brown and has that amazing fresh baked bread aroma that fills your home! For this soda bread I mix in plenty of cheddar cheese along with rosemary which adds a fabulous flavour! It only takes 30 minutes to make this cheddar and rosemary Irish soda bread which makes is so easy that you can make it even on a busy weeknight!
Simply perfect served warm from the oven topped with melting butter!
Cheddar and Rosemary Irish Soda Bread
A super simple Irish style soda bread with plenty of cheddar cheese and rosemary where you literally just need to mix 6 simple ingredients, form a loaf with the dough and bake it!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded or diced
- 2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped
- Mix everything, form the dough into the desired shape, place on a baking pan and bake in a preheated 425F/220C oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
Option: Sprinkle some extra cheese on top.
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
Now this is my kind of bread!
Heather Christo says
I can't believe how good this looks! Happy St Patty's day!
Maria Lichty says
I think I could eat the whole loaf!
Barbara L.B. Storey says
Amazing! Do you know if it would work to try to translate this into a g-f bread? I'd love to try it.
I made this with dinner tonight and I can't believe how easy it was. It was such a hit, everyone kept complimenting it. Very tasty, thanks Kevin
I made this bread today gluten free!! It was great!! So happy with the results. I used my gluten free flour blend and it turned out perfect. Thanks so much for such a simple recipe that was easy to adapt to gluten free baking!!
I would love to know what gluten free flour you used? Thanks
So obviously St. Patrick's day has passed, but I am dying for a loaf of this! So good year-round.
Scarlett Collins says
Do you think this would bake well in a cast iron skillet in the oven?
Scarlett: Yes, a cast iron skillet will work perfectly! Enjoy!
What type of pan do I use to bake this?
I use a jelly roll pan but pretty much any pan, even a cast iron pan will work. Enjoy!
Wow! Bread doesn’t get any easier! Delicious. Used grated cheese this time, next I’ll try the diced. Thanks for a great easy recipe, Kevin!
Made it last night using cubed cheddar and some grated also. Even better! Some of the cubes on the outside melted and made crispies! Delicious! Thanks again, K!!
I made this bread this morning using sharp cheddar and I ground my dried Rosemary. It smelled delicious while baking and tasted delicious for our evening meal, too. MDH sliced the bread and I heated half of it for our meal tonite. It was easy to make and very good to eat. The dough was quite sticky so I placed it on parchment paper and wet my hands to shape the loaf. I will make this again-hopefully using fresh Rosemary from my new plant on the deck.
Excellent recipe! My Irsh soda bread haters LOVED this recipe. Thank you!
So easy and DELISH! I baked the loaf as a round in an olive oil brushed cast iron skillet and it was perfect. Thanks for the great recipe.